Ambuti / अंबुती / Begonia / Begonia crenata

Other Names

  • Local Name: Ambuti / अंबुती
  • Common Name: Begonia
  • Botanical Name: Begonia crenata

Status & Habitat

  • Habitat: Herb
  • Occurrence: Rocks with moss near water
  • Season of Availability: July - October
  • Geography: Forests, understory areas, and along stream banks
  • Method of Propagation: Leaf cuttings
  • Part used for Propagation: Leaves

Edible Parts

  • Edible Parts: Leaves
  • Can be Eaten Raw: Yes

Method of Consumption

  • Raw: No
  • Ripe: No
  • Both Raw & Ripe: No
  • Dangerous Form to Consume: N/A
  • As Food: Leaves can be eaten raw or used as a condiment in curries
  • As Medicine: N/A
  • Cooking Method: Used as a condiment
  • Preservation / Curing Technique: N/A
  • Does Require Another Plants to be cooked together: No
  • Souring Agents Required: N/A

Nutritional & Medicinal Benefits

  • Nutritional Benefit: N/A
  • Medicinal Benefit: N/A

Tribal Wisdom

  • Tribal Wisdom: Ambuti Leaves are used as a condiment in the preparation of crab curries for its sour taste

Recipes / Usage

  • Tribal Recipe / Usage: N/A

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Ambuti / अंबुती / Begonia / Begonia crenata

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